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Nokia 6 is put through a scratch and bend test

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Nokia 6 is put through a scratch and bend test
Coming soon to various markets around the world, the Nokia 6 may not be the hottest smartphone we've seen, but it's certainly a very interesting product. If you're thinking of buying the Nokia 6 once it hits the market, you may first want to know just how durable the device is. Luckily, YouTuber JerryRigEverything can already satisfy your (and our) curiosity.

As you can see in the first video embedded below, the 5.5-inch screen of the Nokia 6 doesn't scratch easily - thanks to a sheet of Gorilla Glass 3 that's protecting the front of the phone, putting it on par with many other handsets out there (including some high-end models). The glass covering the phone's rear camera is scratch-resistant, too, while the fingerprint reader - found on the front - is "totally scratchproof."

Since the back and sides of the Nokia 6 are made out of aluminum, these areas are pretty easy to scratch - but that's what you get with most metal-made phones anyway. On the plus side, it looks like the Nokia 6 is extremely hard to bend, being "one of the most solid devices" that JerryRigEverything tested thus far.

All in all, for a smartphone that's going to cost around $250, the Nokia 6 seems impressively solid. Its manufacturing process definitely has a lot to do with that. As the second video embedded below is showing, HMD Global / Nokia Mobile is making its new phones (including the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3) from solid blocks of aluminum that are CNC machined, polished five times, and anodized two times. After that, the handsets have to pass over 600 different tests before being shipped out. Not bad, right?

sources: YouTube (JerryRigEverything, Nokia Mobile)

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posted on 14 Mar 2017, 19:08 3

1. Settings (Posts: 2291; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

A phone (hardware) that can outlive it's OS.

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 20:01 2

4. trojan_horse (Posts: 4167; Member since: 06 May 2016)

And the Nokia 3310 can outlive a generation!

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 20:40 4

5. ibend (Posts: 6549; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

3310 can outlive mankind

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 21:08 2

7. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2789; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)

"the Nokia 3310 can outlive the entire human race"

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 21:37

8. Settings (Posts: 2291; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

3310 is Chuck Norris' phone.

posted on 15 Mar 2017, 12:40

13. southernzombie (Posts: 107; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)

Archaeologists will dig up a 3310 a hundred years from now and it will still have 72% battery left.

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 19:46

2. htcisthebest (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)

Does a lot better than some fragile igadget.

posted on 15 Mar 2017, 07:04

12. juandante (Posts: 642; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)

Exact. I still can't believe how dirty Microsoft managed to take Nokia year ago.

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 19:50 1

3. Rafishant (Posts: 348; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)

Wow extremely strong

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 20:44

6. SleeperOne (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)

I hope more OEM's take notes, next year I definitely see an aggressive attention to build quality, we're running out of road to avoid accident-proofing.

posted on 15 Mar 2017, 03:00

11. crzykiller (Posts: 71; Member since: 03 Jan 2015)

By making a phone drop resistant, water resistant and shatter proof (a la moto z force) you remove the need for cases and screen protectors. This is bad for business so it'll be rare that it happens

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 23:22

9. cjmagowan (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Mar 2017)

Don't forget the Nokia 5110, it's one of the toughest Nokia phone a long time ago. If we are to compare the late 90's from today, then the Nokia 6 might just be as solidly built as the Nokia 5110 back in the day

posted on 15 Mar 2017, 02:21 4

10. FlySheikh (Posts: 412; Member since: 02 Oct 2015)

Durability shouldn't be questioned when it comes to Nokia.

posted on 01 Apr 2017, 05:37

14. Monty007 (Posts: 21; Member since: 21 Mar 2017)

Nokia 6 built like a Tank !

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